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Hi Chuck and all,
Since I have had requests for my Powerpoint on Understanding in Design. I've uploaded it.
The citation is  Love, T. (2009). Understanding in Design Edited from presentation by T. Love for Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture 'Holistic Design'. (15 Jan 2009). Portland: Institute of Science, Engineering and Public Policy and available at http://www.love.com.au/docs/2009/understanding-design.pptx 
It collates some of the material of that time explaining the foundations of understanding as used in design activity and elsewhere. 
I welcome comments.
Best wishes,
Terry

-----Original Message-----
From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Terence Love
Sent: Sunday, 22 February 2015 8:46 PM
To: [log in to unmask]; 'Charles Burnette'; 'PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design'
Subject: RE: -- Understanding

Apologies. My last message was meant to be to Chuck only. 
Terry

-----Original Message-----
From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Terence Love
Sent: Sunday, 22 February 2015 8:11 PM
To: 'Charles Burnette'; 'PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design'
Subject: RE: -- Understanding

Hi Chuck,
I have a PowerPoint on understanding in design activity that aligns more with your idea of understanding as a process rather than an event. 
Best wishes,
Terry

-----Original Message-----
From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Charles Burnette
Sent: Saturday, 21 February 2015 4:41 PM
To: PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related research in Design
Subject: Re: -- Understanding

Dear Colleagues,

> On Feb 20, 2015, at 5:11 PM, Charles Burnette <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> “I agree that an understanding of a focal subject or experience can be a discrete entity (a mental state of recognition, coherent organization, and conscious expression in the Formative mode of thought), but I view this time stamped event as a reflective interpretation of the focal subject or situation that occurs through recognizing, mapping, and recalling an understanding built in memory.”


One comment I received off-list thought it unclear and circular. I have rewritten it as:

I agree that an understanding of a focal subject or experience can be a discrete entity (a mental state of recognition, coherent organization, and conscious expression as an object of thought). I view this time stamped event as a reflective interpretation of the focal subject or situation that occurs through recognizing, mapping, and recalling a more complex understanding built in memory by assimilating related objects of thought. The moment of expression marks a moment in a continuing process quietly going on in memory. Incomprehension returns when something new is considered and the process of building understanding begins again.

I hope this addresses the criticism without belaboring my point with too many words. If one wishes a better understanding of Formative thought please look at the paper “Interpretation, Expression, and Interaction Through Formative thought” available at www.independent.academia.edu/charlesburnette <http://www.independent.academia.edu/charlesburnette>, 

The same critic said of it: "I downloaded the paper, but I found it tough to read. There is a lot here, but everyone must decide how much time to invest in a paper simply to understand it. One should not have to spend more time understanding what an author writes than understanding the actual issues.  Changing from passive prose to active prose would make a big difference, and short, clear sentences would help.”

So be warned. I have not yet revised the paper. But, please read it and add your critique or questions. It would help me be a better writer.

Thanks,
Chuck

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